Essay on To Kill a Mockingbird and Harper Lee

Submitted By mahmoud07
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In Chapter 15 of the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee so far Dill is arranged to stay in Maycomb for the summer. Until one evening when Mr. Heck Tate knocks on the door of the finch house, and would like to speak with Atticus the father. Sheriff Heck comes, and he is very uncomfortable with having Tom Robinson who was accused of raping Mayella Ewell who was the abused, unhappy and lonely daughter of Bob Ewell. Atticus then shows courage by taking the case and putting himself at risk. Atticus then goes outside the jail and a mob appears in the open and their purpose was to try and lynch Tom Robinson for raping “Mayella Ewell”. Jem starts to express her feelings toward the case for Atticus to Scout and says “I’m scared about Atticus. Somebody might hurt him.”(Page 147) This shows that this case is every dangerous and really puts Atticus in a risky position. Then while Atticus is getting threatened by the Mob Scout couldn’t handle the pressure and rushes out. Next, Scout notices a familiar face who was Mr. Cunningham and she started to talk to him and he told her this back “I’ll tell him you said hey, little lady,” he said.(Page 154) This is a very important part of the story because Scout just has diffused the dangerous crowd of men gathering around the jailhouse. Also that helped appeal to Mr. Cunningham and forces him to realize that he must behave properly and leave Atticus and Tom Robinson alone. This tells us that in the South there was a